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Wednesday, November 1, 2023   /   by Jenna Pendley

Buying Properties Sight Unseen via FaceTime/Youtube

Our world has become virtual and real estate has not been left behind in this. Just over 20% of my transactions last year were bought sight unseen via FaceTime, Youtube videos, and listing photos. Almost all of these buyers didn’t see the property in person until after they had closed. 

Beautiful and well priced properties are still selling quickly.. Buyers often don’t have time to fly down and see a property in person before it’s gone under contract. 

How it Works:

I schedule a showing on your behalf.

Once I get to the property I get a video of the entire home/condo, inside and out. I also get videos of the views and community amenities. I also pay close attention to anything that is important to you such as closet size, kitchen appliances, and how clean the HVAC is. 

Some buyers prefer that I do these videos over FaceTime while most like me to take regular videos and upload them to Youtube so they can watch them multiple times. If you c ...

Tuesday, October 24, 2023   /   by Jenna Pendley

Just Sold! - Beach/Bay House with AMAZING Rental Numbers in Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan

I recently had the pleasure of helping an awesome family from Michigan purchase their dream property on the Alabama Gulf Coast. This family had a dream house in mind and together we looked for well over a year to find it. 

With both the buyers and myself diligently searching the MLS we were able to find a beautiful bay front home in Gulf Shores, in the Fort Morgan area, with a brand new dock and boat house for UNDER their desired purchase price. 

We quickly made an offer, went under contract, and closed 30 days later. 

This family bought the house sight unseen and purchased the house using facetime, detailed videos, and the inspection report. The videos and inspection report were detailed and thorough and the family was delighted when they finally got to see the house in person. It far exceeded their expectations! 

The rental projections on this house were over $65K per year. It came fully stocked and turnkey so there was minimal work to do befor; ...

Tuesday, October 24, 2023   /   by Jenna Pendley

Aventura Subdivision in Gulf Shores, AL

Aventura is one of the most desired and coveted subdivisions in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This is a new subdivision built by DR Horton and Truland. The location, builder warranties, subdivision amenities, and gold fortified homes make it one of the best subdivisions to purchase in.


The houses are spacious, with tons of natural light, and all of the latest smart home technologies. Each house comes with a smart home iPad on the wall that can be controlled by the ipad or a cell phone. There is also the option to purchase additional security systems through the smart home device. 


Every house is also built to Gold Fortification standards making these homes have the cheapest insurance rates available. Gold Fortified homes often have 50% lower insurance costs, if not more! They are also historically known to do very well during hurricanes and other tropical storms.  


The price ranges, styles, and sizes of homes vary so there are tons of optio ...

Saturday, October 21, 2023   /   by Jenna Pendley

New Construction Homes in Baldwin County, Alabama

Baldwin County is growing at a rapid pace. Droves of new buyers are moving into the area daily and new construction is in full swing to meet these demands.

Whether you're looking in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fairhope, Foley - and anywhere in between - there is a plethora of new homes and builders to choose from.
New Construction is one of the best values/buys you can get in our current market. The price per square foot, builder warranties, and insurance costs can't be beat.

New construction is also still appreciating FAST making it an awesome investment as well as a primary home.
But not all builders and communities are the same. Many builders offer different incentives and options and it's important that buyers know everything they have to offer before deciding who will build their next home.

For example:

 - Some builders build to Gold Fortified standards so your insurance costs can be 50% cheaper or MORE! Some builders do not.

- Some builders will pay mo ...
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Jenna Pendley
1585 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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